Sir Alex Ferguson: What I really think about Jose Mourinho’s start at Man United

Sir Alex Ferguson delivers his verdict on Jose Mourinho's start to his Manchester United reign

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Jose Mourinho has finally got to grips with the Manchester United job.

The Red Devils appointed Mourinho as Louis van Gaal’s successor in May after Manchester United could only muster a fifth-place finish last term under the Dutchman.

Mourinho signed four players in the summer transfer window as he added Villarreal defender Eric Bailly, former Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Borussia Dortmund playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba to his squad.

Manchester United won their opening four games in all competitions under Mourinho before the 20-time English champions managed to win just two times in 13 outings.

However, Mourinho’s side are currently unbeaten since November which has helped the Red Devils to close the points gap on the top four.

Speaking to BBC Sport about Mourinho’s start at Old Trafford, Ferguson claimed that Manchester United would be challenging Chelsea for the title if it wasn’t for their run of stalemates earlier in the season.

“You can see he has got to grips with the club,” Ferguson said.

“The team is playing really well and he has been very unlucky. He has had six 1-1 draws and in every game he has battered the opposition.

“If they hadn’t had all these draws, they would be there challenging Chelsea. That is the unfortunate part but he is going to have to live with that.”

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